Bill Cosby Iím Tired Message - Internet/Facebook Rumour

9 Feb 2013 - Article No: 1670. Filed under: General | Internet/Facebook Rumour

Iím 76 and Iím Tired - Bill Cosby

Iím 76. Except for one semester in college when jobs were scarce, and a six-month period when I was between jobs, but job-hunting every day, Iíve worked, hard, since I was 18. Despite some health challenges, I still put in 50-hour weeks, and havenít called in sick in seven or eight years. I make a good salary, but I didnít inherit my job or my income, and I worked to get where I am. Given the economy, thereís no retirement in sight, and Iím tired. Very tired.

Iím tired of being told that I have to ďspread the wealth aroundĒ to people who donít have my work ethic. Iím tired of being told the government will take the money I earned, by force if necessary, and give it to people too lazy or stupid to earn it.

Iím tired of being told that I have to pay more taxes to ďkeep people in their homes.Ē Sure, if they lost their jobs or got sick, Iím willing to help. But if they bought McMansions at three times the price of our paid-off, $250,000 condo, on one-third of my salary, then let the leftwing Congresscritters who passed Fannie and Freddie and the Community Reinvestment Act that created the bubble help themówith their own money.

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The following opinionated message, which outlines what the author is tired of seeing and hearing in the social, media and political worlds, is circulating the Internet along with the assertion that it was said by Bill Cosby.

The message has circulated in several different variants, each with slight alterations, including the age of the author, which has changed from 63, 73, 76 and more recently 83 years.

The message did not come from Bill Cosby. In fact the message originated from the author Robert A. Hall, a former state senator and Marines veteran. The article featured in a 2009 entry in his blog "The Old Jarhead" which can be seen here.

Bill Cosbys website issued a denial statement not only confirming the comedian did not pen the message but also expressing disagreement to the content of the message itself, calling the views in the article as "ugly". Read below -

Thereís an email floating around Ė entitled ďIím 76 and tiredĒ Ė purportedly sent by me. I did not write the email, I did not send the email, Iím not 76, and I donít subscribe to the ugly views expressed in the email. We are coming up to an important anniversary on Sunday, which is a day when we should all come together. Whoever wrote this email is not thinking about our country, or what is important. If you get the email, itís time to hit DELETE.

And this is not the first time messages have circulated the Internet misattributed to the comedian.

Whether you agree with the sentiments expressed in the message is entirely up to the reader - many have both agreed and disagreed with the contents - however it is not recommended to circulate the message with Bill Cosby attributed as the author, as this is false.

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